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    Which uni in England is the best for studying Forensic Science? I'm consdering Manchester at the moment.
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    England or the UK? Post or undergraduate?

    England - UCLan
    UK - Strathclyde

    In my opinion.

    Personally I would do a degree in chemistry (possibly analytical) and then an MSc in forensic science.
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    Undergrduate.
    And I would also like to know the post graduate prospects after graduating from Forensic Science.
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    England or the UK? Post or undergraduate?

    England - UCLan
    UK - Strathclyde

    In my opinion.

    Personally I would do a degree in chemistry (possibly analytical) and then an MSc in forensic science.
    Would that widen career aspects?
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    (Original post by ChemManiac)
    Undergrduate.
    And I would also like to know the post graduate prospects after graduating from Forensic Science.
    They are fine, especially in areas like toxicology and the private forensics sector, but don't get too excited about jobs with the FSS. Having spoken to several scientists in the FSS they prefer a first degree in a pure science (Chemistry, biology or physics) and an MSc in forensics rather than an undergraduate degree in forensics. Make sure, however, that you pick a degree that is going to concentrate on the science (such as those offered at UCLan and Strathclyde) rather than spending time on non-scientific subjects such as law, which are actually of limited use.
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    They are fine, especially in areas like toxicology and the private forensics sector, but don't get too excited about jobs with the FSS. Having spoken to several scientists in the FSS they prefer a first degree in a pure science (Chemistry, biology or physics) and an MSc in forensics rather than an undergraduate degree in forensics. Make sure, however, that you pick a degree that is going to concentrate on the science (such as those offered at UCLan and Strathclyde) rather than spending time on non-scientific subjects such as law, which are actually of limited use.
    Thanks for the detailed explaination.
    So your advice is to do an undergraduate degree in Chemistry then go in to Forensic Science MSc. I'll look in to doing Chemistry and check what uni's are good for it.
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    Strathclyde is best analytical chemistry course in the UK. Can't see you getting into a top forensic job if you do a 'forensic science' course so to speak.
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    (Original post by nempozpag)
    Strathclyde is best analytical chemistry course in the UK. Can't see you getting into a top forensic job if you do a 'forensic science' course so to speak.
    Well, I would look in to going there but it's a bit too far for me. Don't wanna be moving out too far.
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    Strathclyde really is the place to go. It has a great analytical section and also is a top place for forensics (the two really go hand in hand as much forensic work is analytical chemistry).
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    I had an offer for Forensic and Analytical Chem at Strathclyde last year and was told it was the best place, by far, out of all my choices. Some forensic science courses are almost "mickey mouse" and don't match up to the calibre of the analytical chem course at strathclyde.
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    Stratfordshire University.
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    Stratfordshire University.
    Is that Stratfordshire east of London, or the Stratfordshire where Shakespeare was born? :rofl:
 
 
 

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